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Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event – Ringle Segment, Marathon County
May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
After crafting a hard-won half-mile in 2018 and 1.7 miles in 2017, we look to create 2 miles of new Trail on the Ringle Segment in 2019. Boardwalks, stonework, signage, and tread construction are on the menu. Opportunities for satellite crews to paint blazes on the upgraded Old Railroad Segment may present themselves as well!
No previous experience is necessary; training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders. There will be roles for all ages and abilities. The IATA provides food, tools, and campsites free to all who volunteer.
Your contribution is welcome for any part of the event or the entire project. Work begins on Wednesday, May 15, and concludes Sunday, May 19. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, work ends by noon.
What to Bring:
- We recommend a long-sleeve shirt and pants for trail work.
- Plan for variable weather – bring warm layers and rain gear.
- Sturdy hiking or work boots (no tennis shoes) and leather work gloves.
- Day pack, water bottles, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat.
- If camping, bring a headlamp, tent, sleeping gear and toiletries.
- Consider bringing a lawn chair; you’ll appreciate having it to relax around the fire in comfortable clothes at the end of the day.
We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to this event. Woolly mammoths are welcome.